A popular Japanese dish is grilled chicken - a marinade with ginger, garlic and the traditional Japanese sake and rice wine, mirin. The chicken could just be as easily cooked on the barbecue using the marinade throughout the cooking time.
The marinade doesn't have to just be used for chicken, but could also be used for red meats and fish.
Loved it! So good we choose to make it while in Japan! The authentic Yakatori joint is down the street and we're not sure we can tell a difference! We added pea pods and mushrooms as well as crushed sesame seeds. Yum! Yum! Yum! Thanks for posting the recipe! This is even a surprisingly easy to make! - 03 May 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Great recipe... tastes exactly like the yakitori in Japan. You could also cut the chicken into small pieces (boneless, skinless) and after they are marinated place the pieceson skewers to BBQ. (This is how it is made and served by the street vendors in Japan) yummy. - 04 Sep 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
You know, I cook a lot of asian food. Mosly japanese. This was actually quite delicious. I just made it last night and already my wife is asking for it again. i added a little sesame chile oil in place of some of the oil the recipe called for. Came out fantastic! - 01 Jun 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)